International Services Center urges you to call your local Congressional Representatives and your State Senators to voice your support for additional funding for the Office of Refugee Resettlement for the remainder of the fiscal year 2013.
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is facing a budget crisis due to an unanticipated increase in the arrival of unaccompanied immigrant children for the second year in a row. If ORR does not receive additional funding, programs and services for refugees in our community could be negatively impacted by being reduced or completely disrupted.
The domestic refugee resettlement program is a critical component of U.S. foreign policy and its humanitarian goals. The ISC welcomes and assists refugees as they arrive and resettle in our community, with the support of many members of our community (employers, volunteers, churches, etc.) We provide newly arrived refugees with the essential services and support they need to begin to rebuild their lives and take steps toward becoming U.S. citizens.
The ISC provides refugees who have been resettled in Cleveland with the tools to become self sufficient; housing, job placement and employment skills, clothing, medical assistance, education, English-language classes and community orientations. We help refugees integrate quickly into our community and become positive contributors to the economic development of Greater Cleveland.
We urge you to make your voice heard among decision makers in Washington. Here are the numbers where you can call and voice your support
Thanks for your continued support!
Ohio State Senator:
Sherrod Brown- 216-522-7272
Ohio State Senator:
Rob Portman- 216-522-7095
Ohio U.S. House of Representatives
Steve Cabot (R) 1st District- 202-225-2216
Brad Wenstrup (R) 2nd District- 202-225-3164
Beatty Joyce (D) 3rd District- 202-225-4324
Jim Jordan (R) 4th District- 202-225-2676
Robert E. Latta (R) 5th District- 202-225-6405
Bill Johnson (R) 6th District- 202-225-5705
Bob Gibbs (R) 7th District- 202-225-6265
John Boehner (R) 8th District- 202-225-6205
Marcy Kaptur (D) 9th District – 202-225-4146
Michael Turner (R) 10th District- 202-225-6465
Marcia L. Fudge (D) 11th District- 202-225-7032
Pat Tiberi (R) 12th District-202-225-5355
Tim Ryan (D) 13th District-202-225-5261
David Joyce (R) 14th District- 202-225-5731
Steve Stivers (R) 15th District- 202-225-2015
Jim Renacci (R) 16th District- 202-225-3876
We can't do this alone, we need your help. Be part of the ISC movement by donating your time, resources, and financial gifts.